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Assam polls: Grand alliance’ led by Congress a grouping formed to grab power, says Rajnath

Addressing three back-to-back rallies, Singh Said Congress has allied with Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF to only grab power in the state and charged the grand old party of dividing the country and state in the name of religion.

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Guwahati: Hitting out at the rival Congress-AIUDF alliance in Assam, Union Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh today said that the `Grand Alliance’ is a grouping of parties, who are only interested in grabbing power by dividing people on religious lines.

Addressing three back-to-back rallies, Singh Said Congress has allied with Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF to only grab power in the state and charged the grand old party of dividing the country and state in the name of religion.

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“BJP does not do religion-based politics,” he said.

For the upcoming elections, Congress has formed a ‘Grand Alliance’ with AIUDF, BPF, CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML), Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM), RJD and Jimochayan (Deori) Peoples Party (JPP).

Lauding the incumbent BJP government in the state, Mr Shah said it worked to end all forms of terror and insurgency activities.

Raking the burning issue of infiltration, Singh said that the BJP government in Tripura is also working to stop infiltration from the neighbouring countries.

“No one will dare to infiltrate our borders, when there will be a BJP government in West Bengal, too, along with Tripura and Assam,” he added.

The three-phased assembly elections to 126 constituencies in Assam are scheduled on March 27, April 1 and April 6, as announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI).

The incumbent BJP-led government had won 86 seats in the assembly elections in 2016.

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